Thrashers are awesome birds with some awesome adaptations. They can mimic calls and are fairly tough birds. The one I pictured with the ruffled breast feathers was still bossing other birds around the little patch where I found them. The ability to mimic other birds shows an incredible amount of intelligence and capacity. Makes you wonder where the idea of "bird brain" being a bad thing ever came from?
What's your state bird? do you like it? what would change it to if you could?
Wild Bird Wednesday - Link here
Brown Thrasher Info at All About Birds - Link here